Charges and rates approved by the Régie de l’énergie

Charges related to electricity service are reviewed annually and approved by the Régie de l'énergie [Québec energy board]. The terms and conditions are the same for all customers, no matter what their service contract rate. The most common charges are described below.

Service charges Amount
Contract administration charge For request submitted through self-service No cost
For request submitted by other means $25
Charge for work
(during regular working hours)
Remote No cost
At the meter $140
On the system $360
Charge for travel without work $170
Meter inaccessibility charge $85
Monthly meter reading charge (according to billing cycle) $2.50
Initial installation charge $85
Charge for insufficient funds (per rejected transaction) $10

Administration charges

If your payment is late, Hydro‑Québec applies administration charges to the unpaid portion of your bill. These charges are calculated using the interest rate in effect on the due date, from that date until your payment is received.

Fee for connection to the Hydro‑Québec system

If connecting your electrical installation entails extending or modifying the distribution line:

Conditions of Service | 2021 edition

For more information, consult our Conditions of Service [PDF 2.3 MB].

Regular working hours

If service has to be restored outside Hydro-Québec’s regular working hours, you will be billed an additional amount, depending on the situation.